The 4th of July is over and today I have a guest post from non-other than my 15 year old, Baby Girl!
Yesterday I was busy completing DIY projects, which BTW is a new segment on the blog.
Yes folks, I am not just a cook,lol!
I decided that I didn’t have time to cook so I enlisted Baby Girl to prepare 4th of July dinner.
Baby Girl’s Dirty Rice, i.e. rice dressing is better than my recipe.
Yep, it’s so good I have passed the torch and I will no longer be making Dirty Rice.
Yes, in case you’re wondering, I am one proud mama! I am so excited that Baby Girl is excited about cooking.
Baby Girl used ground turkey and chicken gizzards. YEP, no pork at all, this is a healthier version and you can’t tell because the flavor is over the top!
Also, I really believe the key to Baby Girl’s dish is she cooked her rice in broth.
I asked her why she decided to cook her rice in broth, she stated it’s because she always see me cooking rice in broth.
Well, I tell ya’ that was the most flavorful rice dressing I’ve ever eaten.
It’s not the way my mama does it, mama cooks a big pot of long grain rice not in broth, and definitely not Thai Jasmine, lol.
Hot, creamy, and spicy! I couldn’t stop eating it.
After Baby Girl fixed my third plate, she said, “BAM!”
Yes, we love Emeril in this house, lol.
It’s time to dig in folks.
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 small pack of chicken gizzards
- 1 cup gizzard juice
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 4 stalks celery, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 bunch parsley, chopped
- 1 bunch of green onions
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
For the Seasoning Blend:
- 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
- 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
For the Rice:
- 3 cups Mahatma Thai Jasmine rice, dried
- 4 1/2 cup beef broth, low sodium
- Rinse chicken gizzards and add to a stock pot, cover with water, cook over medium heat for about 1 1/2 hours, adding more water if needed.
- You will need to reserve 1 cup of gizzard cooking liquid..
- While gizzards cook, in a medium pan, add olive oil and heat over medium-high heat, add bell peppers, onions, and celery. Saute for about 5 minutes then add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
- Add ground turkey, break up, add seasonings and saute until browned and cooked through. Turn turkey-vegetable mixture off the heat and set aside.
- When gizzards are fork tender, remove from heat, drain, reserving gizzard liquid.
- Add gizzards to a food processor and chop lightly.
- Add chopped gizzards to turkey-vegetable mixture and heat over medium heat, mix well. Add gizzard cooking liquid.
To Prepare Rice:
- Add beef broth to a large rice pan, bring to boil.
- Stir in rice, cover, reduce heat to low and cook 15 minutes, remove from heat, allow rice to steam 10 minutes more.
- Transfer mixture to a large bowl, add rice a little at a time until enough rice has been added and mixture remains moist. You may not need all the rice.
- Add chopped parsley and mix well.
- Check seasonings, and enjoy.
Ground turkey can be substituted with ground pork or ground chicken.
- Serving Size: 6-8